Rugbrød | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
925 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
925
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
108
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 925 |  Reviews: 355
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoy rye, and this is a dark chocolate rye, with a creamy above average mouthfeel, well balanced, not very sweet at all,more a spicy sweetness accompanyment to my supper. Particularly good with pepper salad and quinoa. Dark, with a chocolate creamy head. Satisfying, well endowed carbonation.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No head to speak of on a murky and muddy brown body without any lacing really. Aroma of raisin, milk chocolate, rye bread, molasses, hint of sour cherry. Flavor is similar but less sweet than the aroma would suggest with chocolate covered banana, fig, raisin, rye breads, hint of syrup and brown sugar. Medium body that costs the palate. Moderate carbonation. This one is excellent. Complex with nice flavors I just wish the flavors were a bit stronger but most rye beers the base beer is understated usually so I guess this is on par.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, rye, and caramel. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty but has a better smell in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

another adventurous beer from the bruery. the pour on this one is mahogany, richly cherry in color, somewhere between a red ale and a brown ale, with a few thin inches of white fluff thats fades fast. the aroma of his beer is highly unique, combining red malts, a boatload of rye, peppery yeast, and a decent level of residual sugar, although i didnt find this to taste nearly as sweet as i thought it would. to me the rye was dominant, but it was dry in feel in the middle of a runny textured brew that shouldnt have finished that way. still, i liked the way this featured rye, compared to so many rye india pale ales and rye porters out there. the malt bill allowed the rye to stand out, and the alcohol level is perfect. i wished for more body or more carbonation or both, but i enjoyed the compelxity of this and think it might do well with some age on it. not my favorite bruery offering, but again something original and high quality.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a reddish brown color with a nice looking foamy tan head on top. The smell of the beer has some spicy notes and some toasted grains. The The flavor was intersting to me, I kept getting some faint raspberry and cocoa notes in there... Not sure why. Perhaps the rye mixing with whatever else they are using give these flavors off to me. Either way, I really like the flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth, with a dry aftertaste. Overall I enjoy this brew quite a bit.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy reddish brown in color and poured with a finger high off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Aromas of rye are definitely evident in the smell.
T: Unlike the smell, the flavors of rye aren't quite as prominent in the taste as these are balanced with the underlying malts and the hops contribute a mild amount of bitterness. These flavors are cut short in the finish and do no linger into the aftertaste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink; I would consider having it again because of its unique flavors.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a 14oz stem-goblet at the now defunct Bruery Provisions. Cost was $6.00 USD. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger khaki colour head of good cream and good thickness, and good retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a very dark auburn. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Nuts, malt, rye, bready notes, fruity esters accompanied by an artificial sweetness, and cherry pie filling/crust. Quite sugary; brown sugar is prominent. Intriguing, if a bit too sweet.

T: Fruity and sweet, with coarse rye dragging its finer notes out. Cherry pie filling up front. Heavy malty body. Too sugary towards the finish. Lacks subtlety. Kind of messy; unfocused. What happened to the nuts? The fruit is poorly handled. Bits of poorly executed dark fruit underwhelm.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Some creamy quality. Overcarbonated. A bit too thick. Unnecessarily heavy on the palate.

Dr: Drinkable but not unique or special. It's a decent brown ale and pushes limits, but the end result isn't great. I wouldn't get it again. Overpriced (in classic Bruery fashion).

C+

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Photo of brentk56
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a burnt caramel color with tawny highlights; a huge head generates nice stickage and very tight bubbles

Smell: Dark Scandinavian rye bread and earthy tones, with hints of chocolate powder, fig and clove

Taste: Dark Scandinavian rye bread and chocolate powder, up front, with the fig and clove flavor arriving by mid-palate, when the beer turns in a slightly sour and acrid direction; after the swallow, the bread and chocolate flavors re-assert themselves and linger into the finish, though the acrid flavor is what lasts in the final analysis

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high levels of carbonation

Drinkability: Somewhat of a cross between a kvass and a dunkel; interesting, but because of the acrid finish this is not something I would want to re-visit

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a slightly cloudy, burgundy color with a two-finger, light brown colored head. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of rye and rich malts. There was a light chocolate aroma underneath the malt and rye.

T - It tasted of bready malt, rye and some sweet chocolate malt. It had just enough bitterness to provide some balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied rye beer with a dry finish.

D - This is a really good rye beer. No surprise that The Bruery cranked out yet another.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy dirty brown color ale with a large light brown frothy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of caramelized rye notes with some residual sugar notes is quite pleasant. Taste is also dominated by loads of rye malt notes with some caramelized sugar and malt notes and a somewhat unrefined grainy finish which is more or less pleasant. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Not the best rye beer out there but not that bad either - I could have done without the unrefined grainy notes

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bruery Provisions.

Rye bread brown with a slim off-white cap. Nice color on this one.

The nose is full of spicy, earthy bready notes, semi-sweet malts and fruitiness from the yeast.

Breadiness is also prevalent on the palate, with the spiciness of the rye coming through nicely alongside milder fruity notes. Alcohol is well hidden, and the finish dries up nicely, leaving a lingering bitterness.

I had low expectations, but this ended up being a rather nice beer.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/30/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, prune, pear, apple, brown sugar, brown bread, rye, toast, biscuit, molasses, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, raisin, pear, prune, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, rye, brown bread, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, and toast/yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness present on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, raisin, prune, pear, brown sugar, rye, biscuit, toast, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a great Belgian Rye beer. All around great balance and complexity of malt and Belgian yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Rugbrød from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 925 ratings
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